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The World Turned Upside Down: The Yorktown Victory That Won America's Independence

The World Turned Upside Down: The Yorktown Victory That Won America's Independence

by Tim Grove
The World Turned Upside Down: The Yorktown Victory That Won America's Independence

The World Turned Upside Down: The Yorktown Victory That Won America's Independence

by Tim Grove

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Overview

A dramatic, gripping history of the Siege of Yorktown, the last major battle of the American Revolution, told through vastly different perspectives

In October 1781, American, French, and British forces converged on a small village named Yorktown—a place that the British would try to forget and Americans would forever remember. In his riveting, balanced, and thoroughly researched account of the Revolutionary War’s last pivotal conflict, author–historian Tim Grove follows the true stories of American, French, and British players, whose lives intersected at Yorktown.

Through very different viewpoints—from General George Washington to the notorious traitor Benedict Arnold, from young French hero Lafayette to British General Lord Cornwallis, and an enslaved man named James who became a spy, The World Turned Upside Down tells the story of bold decisions made by famous military leaders, as well as the everyday courage shown by civilians. For every side involved, the world forever turned upside down at Yorktown.

Profusely illustrated with archival images, broadsides, and letters, the book includes a timeline, endnotes, bibliography and index. 



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ISBN-13: 9781647001025
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/12/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 791,901
File size: 14 MB
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Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Historian Tim Grove has written several books for young readers. His book Star-Spangled was named a Best Book of 2020 by Kirkus Reviews and the Chicago Public Library, and First Flight Around the World was a finalist for the American Library Association’s YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction award. He holds a graduate degree in history and an undergraduate degree in journalism. Grove’s career has included positions at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, and National Museum of American History. Grove lives in Falls Church, Virginia. 

Table of Contents

List of Characters iv

Preface vi

Introduction ix

1 A New Major General 1

2 Autumn of Disappointment 11

3 First Meeting 19

4 A Traitor Exposed 27

5 Plundering Virginia 33

6 Happy Birthday, General 49

7 The Perfect Spy 63

8 Redcoats Equal Freedom 73

9 Clash of the Generals 85

10 Jefferson on the Run 95

11 Ways to Freedom 107

12 Marching to New York 113

13 The Town of York 123

14 Decision at Last 131

15 The Big Secret 145

16 Battle at Sea 159

17 Cornwallis Digs In 175

18 The Siege Begins 185

19 A Ferocious Pounding 199

20 Storming the Redoubts 211

21 A Deafening Quiet 223

22 Freedom's Long Road 237

Epilogue 242

Places to Visit 250

Timeline 252

Author's Note 256

Glossary 257

Notes 259

Bibliography 268

Acknowledgments 273

Image Credits 275

Index 276

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